Short-term rentals ordinance debated at Manitou Springs meeting


Opinions on how to regulate short-term vacation rentals were mixed Wednesday night at a public meeting in Manitou Springs.

Some of the 20 people at City Hall said city officials need to strengthen...

Free legal clinic in Colorado Springs to help clear criminal records


A free clinic this weekend in Colorado Springs aims to help people seal or expunge their criminal and juvenile records.

"What we know is the two biggest impediments to people getting back on their feet once...

Huge crane used at Colorado Springs power plant begins service


Unit 6 is in a tight spot. That's why a mammoth crane is hovering beside it at the Martin Drake Power Plant, lifting and lowering tons of equipment piece by piece into a little scrap of land at the edge of downtown...

ACLU challenge prompts Colorado Springs to stop issuing panhandling tickets


Colorado Springs city attorneys have dismissed citations against people for panhandling and directed police officers to change their enforcement of two municipal ordinances, according to a letter sent this week to...

Low turnout for details on Colorado Springs Utilities energy plans


Colorado Springs Utilities' plans on how to provide power for the next five to 20 years enticed only 40 or so residents to a public hearing Tuesday night.

But while few in number, the attendees had pointed...

Senate approves temporary spending bill; House to follow

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A temporary funding measure that would keep the government open past a midnight deadline easily sailed through the Senate on Wednesday and was expected to make its way shortly through a divided House...

Pikes Peak government group gets $800,000 grant from Defense


A federal grant of $800,000 will help the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments conduct a land-use study with three military installations and local and state governments.

The Department of Defense's Office...

Congress balks at deal to fund VA hospital in Aurora

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — With only days left to act, federal lawmakers failed Tuesday to reach a deal on how to finish construction of a VA hospital in Aurora that has made national headlines by busting its budget by more than...